Safety Rules - London Aquatics Centre
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The opportunity to swim not just in an iconic building such as London Aquatic Centre, but one that has played host to so much sporting history is one not to be missed.

There are three pools here at the centre, all of which are used by the professionals, clubs and the general public, too. They can also be used for events spaces or for filming and photography.

At 50m long, 3m deep and 10 and lanes wide for fitness and competitions, the competition pool is the largest one we have. Our training pool, meanwhile, is also 50m, but comes with a movable boom, which means it can be split into two 25m pools, while the movable floor set at a much shallower depth, depending on the session taking place. Finally, our diving pool is a 25m space with a moveable floor that can be set anywhere between ground level and 5m deep.

Each of our pools is watched over by certified lifeguards and maintained to the highest standard of cleanliness, and accessible directly from the changing rooms.

Before visiting, it’s important you ensure you’re familiar with our pool safety rules, which you’ll find below.

Please see our pool programme below or visit the Everyone Active App to find specific session times.

50m Competition Pool Sessions:

  • Lane Swimming 50m – 11 years and over
  • Lane Swimming 50m – five lanes open will be the minimum number of lanes available in these sessions due to the nature of the venue.
  • Adult Swimming Lessons – training sessions for those aged 16+
  • Family Swim with Inflatable – eight years and over

Training Pool Sessions:

  • Family Fun Swim – open to all ages
  • Swim For Fitness 25m – 11 years and over
  • Women only sessions
  • Disability session – Currently unavailable
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Adult Swimming Lessons

Diving Pool Sessions:

  • Tom Daley Diving Academy
  • Dive London
  • Dive for all – Currently unavailable

Swim Safety Rules

Due to the nature of the facilities at the London Aquatics Centre we would like to make you aware of the specific safety rules in place at this venue.

Competition Pool

  • No Under 11s or non-swimmers are allowed in the competition Pool.
  • Pool is 3m deep.
  • You must be able to swim 100 metres of a recognised stroke to swim in the competition pool.
  • Sessions are a maximum of 60 minutes in duration.

Training Pool

  • Under 8s and non-swimmers 9-16 must be accompanied in the water by a competent adult swimmer
  • No more than two under 8s or non-swimmers 9-16 to each competent adult swimmer
  • The competent adult swimmer must actively supervise under 8s and non-swimmers 9-16
  • Under 8s and all non-swimmers must remain in shallow water
  • We strongly recommend under 8s and all non-swimmers use armbands and/or an appropriate buoyancy aid.

Advice to adult non-swimmers

We recommend that non-swimmers who are over-16 are joined in the water by a competent adult swimmer.

Thank you for your co-operation and enjoy your swim!

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